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2024 Summer Placement Requirements

Note: Applications for summer 2024 are open.

Requirements for both new and returning volunteers: 

  • 14 – 17 years of age by May 1, 2024
  • Complete both online AND paper application and return by March 31, 2024.
  • Maintain a C+ average in school
  • Attend a mandatory orientation
  • Commit to a minimum of six weeks of service during the summer.
  • Commit to a minimum of four hours of service during each of your 6 weeks.
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Junior Volunteer Application Process

To apply to the Summer 2024 Junior Volunteer program you must complete the following:

  • Complete the online form by March 31, 2024
  • Complete and return the paper form and return it by March 31, 2024

You will be notified of your acceptance the week of May 15, 2024. Volunteer service begins in June.

Note: Applications for summer 2024 are open.


Can I volunteer during the school year?

Only Junior Volunteers who have completed a full summer term of volunteering may continue volunteering through the school year (schedule permitting).

We only accept new junior volunteer applications each February and March for summer placement.

Is job shadowing available to junior volunteers?

Individuals seeking a job shadowing opportunity are not assigned as hospital volunteers. Job shadowing is a function that is overseen by the Human Resources and Nursing Departments for students over the age of 18 in healthcare-related fields.

Why should I volunteer?

Junior volunteers provide a pivotal role at LeConte Medical Center. Our hospital staff has so much to do to serve our patients, any help we can provide them is well worth it! There are many benefits of volunteering at LeConte Medical Center. In addition to the rewarding feeling of accomplishment that comes with serving your community, you’ll receive special benefits and opportunities only available to junior volunteers.

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Volunteer benefits include:

  • A free meal for every day (4-hour shift in a day) worked
  • 10% gift shop discount, 20% thrift shop discount
  • Annual celebrations
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Mock interview opportunities
  • Resume building assistance

I’m over 18, how can I volunteer?

Over the age of 18 and want to volunteer? Find out more here.

Contact Us

Volunteer Office:


Monday – Friday 

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Covenant Health